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“One of my Favorite Castles”

Castello Svevo di Barletta
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Rancho Mirage, California
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“One of my Favorite Castles”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

I love old castles and this is one of the most wonderful medieval castles I have ever seen. It was built by the Normans and the architecture is fantastic. It originally was surrounded by the sea. Today the moat is dry and the sea is a short distance away. I felt they have tried to maintain the integrity of the original structure and It is interesting to wander around inside and imagine what it was like hundreds of years ago. It is beautiful and in very good condition. There are some interesting stone coats of arms in the courtyard. Visit the very top of the castle for fabulous views and also to see the structures that were built there so the locals could witness beheadings. The castle is still used today for city events and a museum but no beheadings!. I think any castle buff will enjoy visiting this gem.

Visited May 2014
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Bucharest
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“for hobbyist”
Reviewed 1 August 2013

If you are fond of castles you can not miss this place. It is interesting to attempt to recreate the medieval atmosphere by projections of images of the era. There is a collection of everyday objects from the nineteenth century, that might attract attention.

Visited July 2013
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Urbino, Italy
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“Coastal fortress really great but few explanations”
Reviewed 16 June 2013

as I said in the title there are a few explanations along the tour route, the structure is impressive, the dungeons are huge but the floors (gravel) is not very clean: often hosts exhibitions but otherwise is a "transition" very impressive but few facilities: its ancient finds in its internal lack of explanations: the site "barlettamusei.it" does not exist, the site "travel in puglia"-viaggiareinpuglia.it-, has an audio guide in Italian only: one Solution you ask at reception.
For the rest of this typical defensive structure was established in Norman times and although restored subsequently maintain a really nice line: after all seen the low price for access would recommend a visit.

Visited April 2013
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Brighton
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“Hosted my wedding!”
Reviewed 5 July 2012

What more can I say. The "red room" in the castle hosted my wedding and made for a great backdrop to the photos. A very nice castle.

Visited June 2012
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